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The ICT Young Artists Academy is a six day intensive music camp for intermediate and advanced violinists and violists.  It will take place at Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center, Tuesday through Sunday, June 27 - July 2, 2023.  The day will go from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  There will be a performance at the end of the final day of camp.  The camp is limited to twenty-five students. The camp day will include ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons, scale and theory classes, improv, fiddling,  and other topics classes.  

 Out of town students will be housed in a charming Airbnb,

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The cost of the ICT Young Artists Academy is $325.  There is an Earlybird tuition of $275 if you pay in full and send in your application by April 15, 2023.

The final application deadline is May 1, 2023.


Fill out the application below and make your payment on the payment portal below. If you prefer, you can mail your payment to ICT Young Artists Academy, 5730 Kentford Circle, Wichita, Kansas, 67220.

A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of your application by May 1; the remaining payment of $275 is due by May 31, 2021.  There will be an additional housing payment for those who require housing.  Any late payments will incur a $50 late fee.  Openings are limited; please get your applications in early.  Email for additional information.


  * Standard Bow Strokes

      * Concerto Works

 * The Grossman Method

* Bach Double Symposium

    * Orchestral Excerpts



*  Bach Double Concerto 

*  Maurer Concertante for 4 Violins

Norman Gran Turismo for 8 Violins


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Laura Hammes Black currently teaches 

violin privately in Wichita, Kansas and is on the violin faculty of Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and Friends University in Wichita, KS.  She plays in the Wichita Symphony, the Music Theatre of Wichita Orchestra, and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra.  She is the Concertmaster of the Bethany College Orchestra and the Assistant Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Smoky Valley. She freelances throughout the Kansas area. In 2011 Ms. Black was the recipient of the Daniel J. Sevart Award for Community Service by the Wichita Symphony. She is the Artistic Director and Strings Coordinator of Camp Allegro Wichita.  She has played in professional orchestras in Michigan and Indiana. Ms. Black has a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance with a minor in Music History from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan.


—  Laura Hammes Black, Violin

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